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that in mind. >> commissioner clyde? commissioner clyde: i'm wondering if you're in a special use district of any kind or redevelopment area of any kind? >> i don't believe we developed there anymore. >> because the thing that comes up for me commissioners, is -- is the underserved nature of the location. the fact that it doesn't have grocery stores convenient grocery stores, that it does not have convenient. i -- i mean -- >> can i make a correction to that. it does. saveway is right in the area. >> three blocks. >> three blocks away. >> because -- for me public transportation, i mean i can just imagine what it is for an elder person relying on public transportation to take them back and for the across town and something that is within walking distance. >> that will be different, though, once the legislation is enacted in terms of -- of access to -- to a -- you know a pharmaceutical because -- if this legislation is enacted then saferway will no longer be able to sell pharmaceuticals. it would be back to a --, a walgreen's or a -- or a independent drugstore. >> okay, thank you. >> what ab
this money. close to half are used -- youth, in fact. we started in may. we were one of the first on board. mayor newsom would go to the u.s. conference of mayors, and he would tell the we had this great program. my office kept getting calls. we have been talking to states and localities all over the country and really, due to the mayor's leadership, this 250,000 no. i think is largely attributed to that. robert miller, who is here, one of our early partners with jobs now, well over 150 employees -- 145 employees through jobs now. he will talk about that, but he will talk about this innovative online campaign he has got going to get this thing extended. robert miller. >> i'm director of veterinary archives, and i want to thank mayor newsom for having the fortitude, the foresight, and the temerity to stay with a program for the very beginning -- since the very beginning. he took a chance on main street. we want to take that chance on government. our first higher was in june 2009, and our last was yesterday, the last day before the door closed. we believe the program benefits both sides of m
, california, and i'm also a trustee of the u.s. conference of mayors. mayors from all over this great state have assembled here today to talk about the energy efficiency conservation block grant program. this is a program that started in 2007, and it delivers funds directly to cities to be able to improve their energy efficiency, reduce their carbon footprint, and as important, create new jobs in our community. i will just give you a little background in this really quickly. program was originally thought of in 2005 when the u.s. conference of mayors launched its climate protection agreement. the agreement is a landmark measure across the country. the u.s. conference of mayors initiated it. it began with 141 mayors. it now has 1044 mayors that have signed on to the climate protection agreement, committing to reduce our climate footprint in each one of our communities. the energy block grant program has been an integral part of that. it gives us the resources to reduce our energy consumption and reduce our carbon footprint, and as i said, it also creates jobs. it has been the result of a lot
. talk of summer brings us into our fall season. this marks the beginning of our fall season under our new recreation model. staff and managers have been working nonstop over the last several weeks to get the new model off of the ground. wonderful training sessions i have attended over the last week. i want to thank and commend them for their efforts so far. as you know our new model moved from an outdated mod toll one more flexible. we have city wide programming. and we are actually optimistic that even with fewer staff we will offer more programming than we have in the past and will have more community input on what the programming needs are at our various recreation centers. we have the fall season broken up into segments as we build our new model. phase one just started with after school enrichment programs, early childhood development programs. phase two begins the first week in september after labor day going into the first week of october. the green machine, you might have seen yesterday we had a demonstration held for staff and supervisors thanks to a partnership our first of i
recognized all the individuals who helped bring us to this proud moment. i remember clearly when we were all on the board of supervisors together. we got news from the federal government that the open wards and conditions of laguna honda, no 144 years old, now to serve 780 residents -- that we had to act fast because we had to build this building. willie brown, as mayor, a very experienced in political campaigns for going forward, because it is thinking $500 billion -- we have never approach the size of that general obligation bond before -- did the polling to show it was over 300 voters. with the help of lobbyists and other civic leaders we got this bond past. and it is great to celebrate with everyone today. [applause] i also remember that we brought all the stakeholders to the table, those representing the health-care workers, and our building trade friends. we needed to make sure everybody was on board. with the boat threshold as high as it is, a very small percentage could stop this important project. but we did bring everyone together and we did prevail. i want to not overlook
to do these events. it is a fantastic moment for so many of our principals and teachers. it gives us an opportunity to thank them for all they do for our children, our community, and our parents. it is a wonderful thing. we were sitting around and wondering why we never did this, so we are really glad this is the fourth year doing our teacher of the month and our third year doing our teacher of the year. i wanted to thank a few folks really quickly. we have had some fantastic donations to all of our teachers and our principles. they have no idea what we are getting -- what they are getting today. i am excited to be able to rattle off the price list. we have so many prizes to give. i want to thank linda from comcast and tony from chase. they have been our monetary sponsors. we are really thankful to them for supporting this endeavor we have done. we have so many other sponsors, which are all on the back of your programs and displayed. i saw sammy in the back. if you'd donated -- if you donated to this cause, would you please raise your hand or stand up for us so we can thank you from
for having me here. i hope congress listens to us. have a great day. >> keep america working. keep main street working. >> when this program was announced at the federal level in early 2009, the first meeting we had outside the government walls was with the chamber of commerce, and with us now is the director of public policy both locally and across the state and nation in terms of helping is get this extended period >> thanks, and thank you, mayor, for your leadership on this. i do not have to reiterate how nationally and locally businesses are struggling, the economy is still struggling. we do see that improvements are coming. we see light at the end of the tunnel. part of that light, and i think we all know, is driven by small business, and that is where san francisco's economy is based, backbone of our economy, and nationally. we really depend on those jobs hired by small business. what this program has done for small businesses across the country has but a direct subsidy in to those small businesses that have kept them afloat in this last year, and some, as we just heard, even allo
, the problems that the mayor addressed, the governor and legislature talked about. that brings us here today, her success, and that is how we have to address this to get the nation moving again. it is very exciting to work with speaker pelosi, senator boxer, senator feinstein on these huge projects. we have always believed california is on the cutting edge. being here in this great city with this great leadership is once again the proof that we are on the cutting edge. thank you for the vision of the transportation secretary as well for recognizing that. [applause] >> thank you. now it is with great pleasure that i introduce senator barbara boxer, who from the beginning, has worked on the transbay project. a forceful advocate for families, children, consumers, the environment, and state of california, barbara boxer became a u.s. senator in 1993 after 10 years of service in the house of representatives. elected to a third term in 2004, she received more than 6.9 million votes, the highest total for any senate candidate in history. a liter on environmental protection, she is the first woman to
various title grant applications, most of which the superintendent updated us on earlier. and we heard a short update from susan wong on the ongoing review of board of education policies, and we will be taking that up in the next few sessions of the legislation committee. >> the next is a report from the augmented ad hoc committee on student assignment. commissioner wynns? >> i would like to take this opportunity if i may to read or highlight a lot of the time line of the actual meetings that are listed here in the agenda because the substance of the meeting was that we had the presentation of the draft proposals for the elementary attendance areas and the middle school feeder pattern. you have heard about that, and the point is not to discuss substance, but to highlight feedback. those were just introduced, as well as the transportation policy this evening for a first reading. on september 28, the theory is that we will be voting on those policies, that then by october 13th, that what will be presented to the board of education will be outreach, and on november 8, a monitoring and eva
-- information they had, that they sent this information out to help us understand that the permit plans for the deck did not list the ladder and that was posted as a garage extension. i said that was because when we went to building, i had to go back to taking pictures and they told me i could not take down the garges because they had allowed a loft lying window next door. since they improve that, i told them that had nothing to do with that. i kept bringing them pictures showing them what i would do. consequently i paid $350 for a permit. i wrote in and buys citation notice, the information that was apparently approved by this commission of regarding the supervisors' request to have them taken off because they could be dangerous because a child had hurt themselves. they had been there three times to talk to the commission about this. she was nice enough to send me the information about today's hearing. thank you. >> did you receive a notice of violation from our department? >> in the traditional inspection they had my building listed as a rooming house. i do not know why. it is not a r
caps are melting faster than al gore suggested a few years ago. climate change is upon us. it is happening fast. those of us who live in coastal areas will fill the affect of that first. we want to recognize the mayor's leadership in not just the opportunity of building such an important structure -- this is the first leed certified hospital in the state of california, and what that means is the rebuilding of the entire campus is to provide respect, dignity, and validation for all of the residents who will be here at laguna honda, but next importantly that we build something that will come from its conception, enhance the conservation of the water is an energy used in this building, and enhance the co2 emission reductions of this building. mayor, thank you for walking the walk as well as talking the talk. it is something to be proud of, leed-certified. to all the care givers and all the volunteers who make up the family of residents, to express our appreciation for your long hours and for your selfless service, and know that the battles that senator yee and assembly men an
? everyone. announcer: imagine if who you are were used as an insult. >> we thought we wouldd< take ts weekly video out on the road. we are here at recology at the recycling center. if you ever wondered where your recyclables go, and this new mandate for composting, the new challenges and mandates around recycling, what we are trying to achieve -- it all starts right here. we just marked an important milestone in our city. i would argue important this nationn francisco has now achieved a 77% diversion rate, the highest in america. no big city can lay claim to diverting that much of their waste, and that is why that composting requirement was so important. this is why our efforts to consumption and distribution and the like of plastic water bottles is so important. it is because we want to reduce that waste going into the landfill. we want to reduce the burden on our environment. we want to create jobs. the folks on the line behind me and above me, those are folks that have employment because of these programs. we have added over 118 people in the last couple of years to the roles of the emplo
the navy and marine corps for a practical search and rescue training. the u.s. navy is going to host a regional civilian prepared this volunteers and urged people from around the region -- preparedness volunteers answered by people from around the region, and a number of activities will take place from around the green. the blue angels will also be year. we did not put that on the list, but that is a given. on october 16, the san francisco fire department is having their annual citywide emergency response team drills. the list of where those are going to occur is on this. as we moved into october 16 through 18, we will be doing bourbon shield regional terrorism exercise that is an annual event -- urban shield regional terrorism exercise. the sheriff's department and police and others are heavily involved in this. it is my understanding we will have captains' available in five-hour shifts and the police department that will be helping the area command for all the exercise sites that will occur in this committee. october 21, and i would like you to go back to your agencies and work wit
recycling at home and use these bins you see behind me. i do not want this to become a psa for our recycling efforts, although that is always good, and remember, it is the kids teaching the adults, which is always good. but this is good for the environment, good for the economy, and a san francisco can do this, cities across california and cities across america can do this. i will remind you of the great line by michelangelo, who said that the biggest risk is not that we aim to hawaii and miss but that we aim to low and --. it would have been easy for us to have a goal of 50% recycling rate by 2020. a lot of states, a lot of cities across the state, that will be tow%8x4ç:vw1qs8mna ++%uq when you do that, you get people to organize that quality of imagination, where people in the private sector and public sector, using the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit coming up with new ideas and attitudes that may seem untoward or a little controversial or extreme at first, but suddenly, when you peel it back and look back two or three years, you go, "my gosh, that makes so much since." if you make
for the labors to bring us to this day. [applause] >> i want to think on this pride weekend and assemblyman who is here who spent many years of visiting a friend of his who was a resident at laguna honda. before i bring up the next speaker, i will tell you this story are probably should not, but i am going to tell you anyway because it's so exemplifies the next speaker. i am going to ask that you imagine the scene. it is 1998. i am in the office with mayor willie brown, who i still could not find enough mr. mayors to say his name. louise comes in to discuss the future of laguna honda hospital. she had just won this huge settlement with the tobacco company. she was the first of any local city attorney to join in that lawsuit. at the time, a lot of people were arguing tobacco companies would overwhelm us. there will be all of these freedom of information act. you should not do it. she stood bravely and did it. she said to the mayor, and i will never forget -- she said "we have this opportunity. we can either use this money to rebuild laguna honda or we can pass it away -- piss it away." that was
recycling and composting programs, set aggressive goals, and keep us on track. without further delay, it is my pleasure to introduce mayor gavin newsom, who has some spectacular news. mayor newsom: i think this is the completion of your first week on the job. melanie was with the speaker's office doing similar work, so that we could be successful in san francisco and but in a position to make a lot of the announcements we have been making bore over the last number of years. i happen to think this is a big deal. i think that other cities across the country that struggle to deal with the issue of their diversion rates with landfills that are literally filling up, that are becoming floating regattas of landfills that are being pushed up and down rivers and across the coast and around the continent, that this represents an important milestone, the cities can think differently and act differently and do some of them substantially differently -- do something substantially differently as it relates to their waist. what we know, we do not think, is that 1 million to 1.5 million people are mo
uses, new and upgraded streets and public ways, bicycle, transit, and to the facilities, landslide and waters of the sow is for the treasure island sailing center, lan/services for expanded marine and, and a new ferry terminal and intermodal hub. construction bill the other oppose product would be faced and that its bid to occur over approximate 15-20-year period. the draft eir of death was potentially significant an unavoidable impact on aesthetics, historic architectural resources, transportation, noise, air quality, wind, and biological resources. please note the staff is not here today to answer comment on the draft eir. all comics will be transcribed and responded to in writing in income than responses document, which will respond to all written and verbal comments received, and make revisions as appropriate. i would like to remind all speakers this is not a hearing to consider approval or disapproval of the proposed project. approval hearings will follow final eir certification. your comments today should be confined to the adequacy and accuracy of the information and analysi
to continuing the fight. thank you. >> there with us. we have two more speakers. a program that grew as quickly as this that we put on the ground very rapidly, the had the guts and tweaks and shortcomings along the way, but there needs to be support from a wide range of support across the community, and we have with us today a good leader. he is standing behind me. he was extremely helpful. i do not know if he thought he was being held or if my staff thought he was being helpful, but he was gracious enough to spend his time to send out e- mails, to call, to send out programs, and it really helped improve our processes, and it helped approved the ability for small businesses to take advantage of this program, so really appreciate that from myself and my staff. >> thank you. i was trying to be helpful, so i wanted to clarify that. i am also the founder of small business california new mexico on the board, and i have had the opportunity to speak to small businesses across the state and country about this phenomenal program. most of the businesses i talk to ask why they did not have something like
on this particular program, it gave us the confidence to look at our payroll and make a bet on america, on san francisco, and our employees. we are thrilled at the program. it is the best lending i have ever seen of one side of main street with the other side. we do not want the program to continue forever. we do not want a handout, but we want to ask for one more year to give us the chance to put our risk into reality and jobs into the future of america and san francisco. i want to announce that we have been working very hard with the last week and with business leaders across america targeting 10 key states that have used this program to great success. mississippi, pennsylvania, florida, texas, michigan, and five other states, and we are starting an online campaign to petition signatures in each state, not only from the employee side, but from a business side. let us create more jobs. let us add to our payroll, payroll taxes, to help us at more to the government, but we need another leg up for another year. help us in his advocacy effort in 2010 and 2011. so, mayor newsom, thank you one more
>> good afternoon. thank you so much for joining us today on this notable moment in the kempton family's life. i'm doug price, the general manager of the sir francis drake hotel. i'd like to introduce you to our chief executive officer, mike tabati. [applause] >> thank you, john. welcome, everybody, it's great to be here today. the mayor is apparently on his way. will make a grand entrance in just a moment. i want to thank everybody for coming. as many of you know, kempton has a very long history as a leader and a pioneer in the hospitality industry for our earth care program and practices. really started back years ago when bill kempton in his first hotel here in san francisco nearly 30 years ago. and since that time over the last 30 years, we've been able to add a lot of hotels to our system. we now have 10 hotels here in san francisco. actually one in coopertino. 54 fine dining restaurants. during that time, since our first hotel, we've been amassing high-impact, non-intrusive, eco-friendly operational business practices, to reduce energy and waste consumption in our hotels,
is a higher rating than that collapsed. and it was sapped quite a while before used and it was rusty before installed. >> a state highway through a federal national park connecting an independently managed bridge to city streets. this is a prescription for complication. >> it became clear unless there was one catalyst organization that took it on as a challenge, it wouldn't happen and we did that and for people to advocate. and the project has a structural rating of 2 out of 100. >> you can see the rusting reinforcing in the concrete when you look at the edges now. the deck has steel reinforcing that's corroded and lost 2/3's of its strength. >> this was accelerated in 1989 when the earthquake hit and cal came in and strengthened but can't bring to standards. to fix this road will cost more than to replace. and for the last 18 years, we have been working on a design to replace the road way, but to do in a way that makes it appropriate to be in a national park and not army post. >> i would say it's one of the most ugly structure, and it's a barrier between the mar sh and presidio. and this
. we are no longer enrolling new employers. for us, we are at the status quo. we have a month left. we're working hard to get our folks ready for the transition. we hope to not have to do that, but we are preparing for pretty bad news. today, final push. the mayor will talk a little bit about the program as well. >> thanks, and thank you all very much for taking the time to be here. i actually just left senator feinstein, who has been a champion of this program. the reference that not to impress but to impress upon you that we need all the friends we can get all the champions we can get to extend this program. 3820 families are being served by this program. these are families, many of which -- close to, in fact, 1000 of these families were on welfare, and now pulled out of welfare and have the dignity of a paycheck and the dignity that comes with a paycheck. when they come back home to feed their family. that is not a rhetorical line. that is not a line just to place some politics. that is quite literal. this program, arguably, is the most successful stimulus program in the united stat
pedestrian safety summit. thank you for joining us this morning. before we start i want to go through a few house keeping items. the restrooms are to my left around the columns and i'd like to request you all turn off your cellphones or at least put them on vibrate thing thank you. i'm the pedestrian program manager the s.f. municipal agency. i'm your, mc for today. peter albert is our director of planning at the mta. [applause]>> good morning. with christina i welcome you to the 2008 pedestrian summit. i'm the deputy of director of planning at the mta and it's my honor and privilege to introduce two of the most important people in san francisco for this. wade is the mayor's point person on climate and environmental policy. wade, thank you for joining us. >> i'll be brief on behalf of mayor newsom i want to thank everyone for being here today. this is a seminal moment in our city and i want to thank the mta board. some members here today, commissioner bruce oka, commissioner knollen and others for prioritizing pedestrian safety. i think we're ready to take it to the next lev
communities or others interested in talking to the staff about the work they have done that has brought us where we are today. i hope all members of the public will avail themselves of that. lastly, i want to repeat that commissioner kim said that the next meeting of the committee will be september 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. here in this room. >> thank you very much. i one-and-one to thank -- want to thank staff for the website. it is great. glad to be online. next is a report from the budget and business service committee. commissioner yee? >> sure. basically we had one discussion which would be consider an informational item. the discussion really was to come back around to what we had discussed earlier in the year when we were going through our budget development. there were a lot of -- many of the commissioners wanted us to look at our priority areas or programs in a way that is more comprehensive. a lot of times when we look at budget line items, it is just one item. for example, parent engagement, there are many sources of funding which support that effort. yet when we have the discus
is for this morning's commute. >>> time is now 6:00. it is a back to work tuesday this week after many of us enjoyed a long labor day weekend. thank you very much for waking up with us, i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. ria has a quick look at the forecast. >> things will be cooling down today. right now, mid 50s. but there is some drizzle ahead in the forecast. i'll have all the details coming up in a bit. >>> the man accused of shooting a fremont police officer is set to appear in an alameda superior court today. christie smith is like in oakland with what's ahead in court for andrew barrientos. good morning. >> reporter: he is expected to answer to the ten felony charges against him including attempted murder. and the stakes are high in this. if andrew barrientos is convicted on all the counts, he could face life in prison. now, investigators say barrientos admitted shooting an officer but says he didn't know the victim was, in fact, police officer todd young of the fremont police department. police say the 20-year-old fired ten shots at plainclothes police officers part of a major crime ta
be a fun and free recreational use of the district. i want to thank the generosity of the laborers' union. there has been significant public conversation that i've reached done with the rest of this issue. i do understand that there is a desire for more conversation and out reached. item 40. >> the resolution urging the city planning department and redevelopment agency to develop specific protocols for ongoing collaborations with the ohlone people and other native curbs for the redevelopment of candlestick point. super president chiu: visor maxwell. supervisor maxwell: let me thank the ohlone people for coming here. it has been an educational process to see you. this resolution calls for the increased participation of native american groups during the implementation of the candlestick point redevelopment project, which will unfold over the next 20-30 years. it builds on the strong commitment that the city has obligated itself and the project sponsor to. there are new general plan policies that speak to this issue. given the historical presence of the ohlone population in southeast san fra
, and an inspiration to all of us here today. senator barbara boxer. [applause] >> thank you. if i did not have this box, honest to god, i would not be able to see anybody. i have to update that biography. we have been married 48 years, but who is counting? i also have a granddaughter. thank you so much for the introduction. looking at the people on the stage, i think half of you have been in my office, in washington, speaking to me in detail about the need to move forward on high-speed rail and this transbay terminal. here we are, 2017, we are going to see the grand central station of the west. i am so proud of that. [applause] i have to say, as we all focus so hard on creating jobs, this transbay transit center project is, quite simply, a bullet train for job creation. the first phase has 48,000 jobs. 48,000 families will have that security. the entire project will employ 125,000 californians. it is so important in these tough times to get behind projects like these, that are so necessary, and produce so many jobs. and the center will be so much more than a transit hub, as mayor newsom said.
generation san franciscan. the best days are absolutely ahead of us. there is no doubt in my mind. i love our challenges. i really do. but our opportunities are limitless and less -- when we have good leaders. be involved in these races. even in districts you do not reside in. get involved. can i make it any more clear? enough of it me. now to the happy and optimistic future that is america's cup. we have a video that i think will enliven your senses, will give you a real sense of optimism about our prospects to generate $1.4 billion in economic activity, 840,000 jobs, a decision will be next -- made in the next 30 days. we are competing with two other governments. if you are from spain, italy, please do something to make things -- well, rome is competing against us. here we are, 47.5-square-mile city competing against these two countries. we are close. this is what we are fighting for. >> and usa is leading. america's cup 33 has been decided on the water. the america's cup is the american again. [applause] >> thank you, mayor newsom. i could not see that, but i am sure it was thrilling. mari
pedestrians can walk along the beautiful alleyways -- shared muses which deemphasized the comfortable use of automobiles. this shows you one of those shared street ways. this shows you a neighborhood park, which occurs on every block. these are part systems that bring people out of the community to enjoy their neighborhood. finally, what we think will be one of the really dramatic pieces of the island design, which is the city side our park. the east side neighborhood is built around a commons that is a long, linear park less stretches from the urban core out to the east side with those of you from berkeley will be able to gaze fondly at the new bay bridge. the third neighborhood is yerba buena island, where we will be building new, single-family homes that will nestle with in the concourse and the tree-lined of that existing natural vegetative island to have a very light impact, but to create a terrific new neighborhood. these neighborhoods, which will hold a total of 8000 homes, will be surrounded by 300 acres of public park. what is important is that we create a system in which they pr
, my buddy, a friend -- i do not know how many times john burton wrote us about this, but we thank you for your persistence on this. let me just take a moment to thank the person that i have called one of the greatest secretaries of transportation, is not the greatest -- ray lahood. you need to know about this man. he knows i feel this way about him. when you called ray, you cannot make small talk, you just get to the point. he knew about this because i remember i was with him when we were announcing another grant. he said, don't worry, i know about the transbay terminal. in other words, you do not need to talk to me about it again. he is a hero to me because he showed that we can work across party lines. lord knows that we need to come up particularly in times like these. i want to thank one more group of people and then i will sit down. i want to thank the people in the state of california who voted for nearly $10 billion in state funds to support high speed rail. that is why our state is so great, because the people of the state. we are going to keep the state moving forward. thank
milestone to bring us to this day was a transfer by the state of 12 acres of land to the tjpa and the city to help fund the new transit center. this agreement, signed during the brown administration and campaign at the state level by former senate president john burton -- [applause] that agreement provides one of the largest funding contributions to this project and allows for the creation of new neighborhoods with hundreds of affordable housing units. today, during the tenure of our mayor, gavin newsom, he has been an enthusiastic and effective advocate of the project since he was a supervisor representing district two. we finally break ground today. this project would not have been possible without the numerous contributions of individuals, and in particular, our transportation partners. the city and county of san francisco, the san francisco municipal transportation agency, the san detail transportation authority, the transit district, the metropolitan transportation commission, the state of california, our state legislative delegation, the california high speed rail authority, and the
should be used for a more important project, the trimming and removal or assistance of those two projects, of dangerous trees that have been previously marked by i think part and ran -- park and rec and other agencies. i think a lot of those trees are still standing, just waiting for gravity to fall. i would like to suggest that john mclaren park be checked out. there has already been one death with subsequent city liability payment, and also, i think that sunset boulevard and the presidio drive should also be checked, even though i have noticed that some of the trees have been trimmed in the two areas, but still, when i drive on those and other areas in the city, i feel that the maintenance has been kind of substandard. i do notice that in some of those areas, there have been very nice new trees planted, but three, four, five, six months later, there has been an obvious growth of weeds, especially on portola drive, which is interesting because it is it in a fairly affluent neighborhood. anyway, i think it is noteworthy that san francisco conservation corps do this kind of work because it
bay area, california, and washington, d.c., who worked with us to make this happen. many are here today and others in spirit. thank you all. we made it. the grand central station of the west coast is starting construction. [applause] thank you. now, i would like to introduce our first speaker, the chairman of our board, nathaniel ford. he serves as the chair of the transbay joint powers authority and the executive director of the municipal transportation agency. he also sits on the caltrain board of directors. he has been a strong supporter of the project since its arrival, and we are deeply grateful for his leadership and guidance. chairman ford. [applause] >> thank you, maria. good morning, everyone. today is a great day, and we thank you for coming to our ceremony. i say our ceremony because it took all of us to pull this together, all of our hard work. those of you who contributed over the decade, a long effort to end at today culminating in a groundbreaking for our new transit center. there are many people that we should mention today and give a little bit of perspective in t
refrain from flash photography. please stand and join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. please now direct your attention to the roll call of the police commission. commission president joe marshall? president marshall: present. >> commission vice-president, mazzucco? vice president mazzucco: present. commissioner chan: present. commissioner kingsley: present. >> thank you, commissioners. also see it with the commission is the assistant chief of police. mr. president, you have a quorum. president marshall: thank you, lieutenant. this is a regular meeting for the san francisco police commission, wednesday, september 1. let's call item no. 1 and get that out of the way. lieutenant reilly: item 1 is approval of the minutes, for the regular meetings may 12 and may 19, 2010. president marshall: commissioners, in your packet you have the meeting minutes. if there are no changes,
to congratulate everyone who worked so hard to get us here. this took a lot of time, a lot of money, and at the end of the day, what did we prove? that you can delay things, but you cannot and things, so it is in the spirit of that recognition that there was a delay, but there is now a real progress that we are going to see things really take off. i'm really proud of all our team behind me and those that were in the city attorney's office, the planning department, and other agencies. final point, what i think it's also important to note, when we had that partial injunction lifted a number of months back, you saw how quickly you part of public works went to work, the department of traffic went to work. mark my words -- you have seen nothing yet. they are ready to go, full-time commitment, a real energetic effort over the next few years. this is not going to be a big fish start -- fit/start. this is not something we're going to announce and and see people move away to complete other work. we will be doing along the lines of what portland -- i love portland, but i hate that they are ah
number one priority, how to use resources efficiently. i'm happy to introduce dr. johnson, who will be working with us on the governance project. she is an international expert on post-disaster recovery, and she will be helping us figure out how to make decisions in a disaster event. one of the things we're looking at, which is very exciting, is the concept of using our incident command system principles to extend into post- disaster recovery. this is laurie's expertise, so we will be national leaders on trying to figure out the best possible model for using ics over a long time, and we hope to really instigate best practices in the federal government and fema, department of homeland security, so we can be using these best practices principles, so i'm really looking forward to some of that. as you know, one of our key successes is the life lines council, which is a group of 25 to 30 of our life line providers, includes communication, transportation, power, water, sewer, debris management, and we recently have added our financial institutions. organizations of banks, which are d
for middle school next year, an open choice system for the whole district, more like what we are using now. we should remind people, as we did last night, that the middle school process has been the one that has had the highest positive results for students, parents and families in recent years. that is, percentage just under or over 90% of participants have gotten one of their choices in the middle school process, and more than 75% have gotten their first choice. we can have some confidence that -- since it won't be too different, that it won't be too different -- it won't give us a significantly different result that we can anticipate for next year. that was the recommendation on the first resolution. the second resolution, the general education transportation policy i would commend to the board members who were not there, which i think was commissioner kim. most of the board members were there for at least part of the meeting and the details are available online to the public. the staff is recommending that we not have the second reading of the transportation policy until november 8. th
of reaching that 75% milestone and giving us so much mentum -- momentum and enthusiasm that that goal, talk about a truly 20% city, is proving this can be down, right in front of us. let me end as i began -- enthusiastically. i do not think this is a big deal. i know this is a big deal. the more i tell, not just the state, but the country, and i see folks all around the world, and they are dumbfounded by what the city has accomplished. you know how cities really operate? what you do not want to understand is what goes on and goes down here. this is about waste water. this is the stuff that lies beneath the surface, and at the end of the day, it is the stuff that really matters because at the end of the day is the work that these guys are doing behind me in this building. jobs, the new economy, these mandates that brought people together, not divided people. no, garbage police are not out there. the business community did not disappear. quite the contrary. what we have done is raise the bar for others. we have given people the sense that this could be done. more to the point, why should you
morning, everyone. they keep for having us here today. that was a great video. i think it rivals our videos now. after 40 years of planning, debating, talking about it, we are finally constructing the transbay transit center. it is remarkable for many of us who have been working on this for so long. as the mayor indicated, we had a wonderful groundbreaking on august 11. we had the u.s. secretary of transportation ray lahood, speaker of the house nancy pelosi, senator boxer, mayor newsom, who has been supporting this project since he was a supervisor, and the california high speed rail authority, all on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first high-speed rail station in the united states. the first modern bus station built in this country in the past 40 years. on august 6 in the evening, we shut down the existing transbay terminal. the next day on august 7, we started operations at the temporary facility at main and beale. we are currently in demolition. so far, we have demolished the east ramp on howard we are working now on the west ramp. then we will have the demolition of
services people have come to expect. that is helping us get over this recession on top of giving private-sector jobs. it is saving energy at the same time. it is a great program. we need to keep it coming to the cities. i appreciate the leadership of the u.s. conference of mayors for having this meeting today. >> thank you, mayor schneider. are there any questions from anyone? >> i was just wondering about -- speaking of leveraging grants, clean energy loans. can some of that money come to this program? >> can you repeat that? i did not get all of that. i am sorry. >> we just passed with a lot of fanfare and no follow-up, not because of good intentions but because of fannie and freddie. i was going to use the wrong adjective. [laughter] their unwillingness to be supportive of the program -- they are wrong. this is right. the president is right. congress, by and large, is right. all these mares are ready to go to do what -- all these mares are ready to go to do what the secretary started. the first program was done in berkeley years ago. it is simple. the company is not going to provide e
along the lines of what portland -- i love portland, but i hate that they are ahead of us on this. by the way, anyone in a sustained rain, we're always second in the country in terms of our environmental network because of the bike network. portland is finished. with all respect to the mayor, you are going down. this is the last piece of the puzzle that was missing. now, we are able to unveil this, and you ain't seen nothing. >> thank you, mayor newsom. we have a host of folks that were part of the effort to get us to where we are today. i see our director of sustainable streets is here. bridget smith, who heads up our sustainable streets effort, and she is doing a fine job. she has a great team of people working with her. another individual i need to bring up to speak to you today is our chairman of the mta, chairman tom nolan. [applause] >> good afternoon. i'm very proud to be here on behalf of the board of directors, joined with our distinguished vice chair. tomorrow, if the board of supervisors votes correctly, we will have a new chair, so we are very proud to report of the --
this is an opportunity for you to see who the people are that are touching our students when you let us know that they need to be touched. so this is really an opportunity for all of our merchants to see what we're putting in behind this effort. so without further ado, i want to welcome our superintendent of schools. our first week of school went off without a hitch, thank goodness. and the efforts that he's been doing around truancy and the support he's been giving and receiving to the city to make sure our students stay in school. superintendent carlos garcia. [applause] >> good morning. for me, it's like a dream come true. i have to tell you. i've been a superintendent in three other places before i came here, and finally my dream has come true. we have a mayor who is actually walk tk talk, stepping up and saying what we need to do is if this isn't just a school district problem. this isn't just a parent problem. this is really a community, a city, county problem. it's everybody's problem. anybody who thinks it isn't their problem, boy, they really have big problems, because the reality i
news tonight from american canyon. witnesses tell us a woman's body was found in a car in the parking lot of the lodge at napa junction on eucalyptus tree. so far the napa county sheriff isn't commenting. they referred to vallejo police and so far police there aren't talking either. >>> emotions ran high as students mourn the loss of a student. isaac broth was killed last friday on a crash on nevado boulevard. four other students were in the car. nevado high is an open campus and the teens had left during lunch. now in the wake of the tragedy, school officials are considering closing the campus during lunchtime. >> we are so concerned when the students leave campus, and where are they going. i think it's something that we need to consider. >> two separate investigations have been launched to figure out that teenager had gotten alcohol and why adults did not notice he was intoxicated during class. >>> jerry brown says he plans to review the salaries of all city officials in the state who are making $300,000 or more. ktvu's heather holmes is in san ramon now with the latest. >> reporter
were mesmerized, and no one more than us, that we could reach that goal because the incredible work that you see from the folks behind me and the imagination of recology. and then composting happen. first city in america to require composting. "san francisco's off the deep been. they have lost." we do not know why it did not happen before. the ban on plastic bags, and no one could shop again. we have shut the economy down. water bottles. now with composting, you have gone too far. "you mean, sir, that you will require me to take eggshells, and i have to put them where? the green, the blue, no, no, the green -- that is too much." san franciscans could never figure this out, and some actually went to my private garbage. reporters had a photograph taken of my garbage. it opened the lid. came down and visit me at home. there was a top of a water bottle in a green been, not the blue one. this is outrageous. the garbage police are next because they are going to find you. this is a way of generating money. of course, what we were ultimately generating was hysteria. now, we are here to cele
, this has the complete, wholehearted endorsement of the port commission, all of us, of our staff, our planning staff, even all the way across to our maintenance staff, led by tom carter. i just want to say in closing and thanking everyone, who says we do not have ships down at this waterfront? [laughter] thank you. [applause] >> i also want to thank the opportunity thank thebcdc who helped us -- bank -- thank bcdc, who helped us get a permit for this. i told people that the cost of putting something up like this cost the city about the cost of a billboard for one month, and they had a greater ability to create community and space, and it has been a fabulous addition to the port of san francisco. people will talk about this rocket ship forever. the next person we have is our district supervisor, david chiu. when david first came to the board of supervisors, he had a conversation with the cultural affairs director for the city and county of san francisco, and he made art in san francisco a priority. he wanted to make sure the money we were spending was spent on artists from the bay area
in connecting us with our merchant associations, and then we also have erica, who is here, who is our representative of the merchant associations that we're going to be walking and meeting with this afternoon. i did get maria. so without further ado -- there are so many people here -- i think part of the efforts that we wanted to really do too -- and lourdes, this is for you and your compadres around the neighborhood, so bring the staff to you, so you know who's part of this. we have our star from tarp, from sfpd, people that actually work directly with our families who are in crisis. so this is an opportunity for you to see who the people are that are touching our students when you let us know that they need to be touched. so this is really an opportunity for all of our merchants to see what we're putting in behind this effort. so without further ado, i want to welcome our superintendent of schools. our first week of school went off without a hitch, thank goodness. and the efforts that he's been doing around truancy and the support he's been giving and receiving to the city to make s
? are the states using the programs and have a lot of people that will benefit from continuing to use them? >> the common currency with all the states is that the color of money is green. the states we're going after are red. mississippi, texas, and states similar to those are read states. we believe that when the true facts are put on the table that people will believe this is a bipartisan issue. we want to keep america working. it is important for us to know that less risk is taken out of our decisions every day a small business owners. this will take a tremendous amount of risk out of our decisions for the next year. >they have used the program. i talked to a woman yesterday it with a delightful mississippi accent. she said this was the most successful program we have ever done. she said they could not spend the money fast enough. that goes to the same thing that trent and mayor newsom were saying. she said she had small business owners clamoring to take people off of the unemployment rolls. it is not left coast or east coast. it is every coast and esstate in between. >> the campaign? >
to serve with him on the board. he was and is always thoroughly prepared for every case that came before us, usually come in with extensive notes on the relevant issues at hand. no matter what the issue -- to back a premise coventry permits, neighborhood disputes, solar panel installations, two major city projects, might devoted equal time to learning the issues and fairly deciding the matter. he was always thoughtful in his questions of the party, focusing on the essential facts necessary for the board to make its decision. he pushed hard thinking. he made as to ensure that all the different aspects of the case were brought before us had always pushed the city and city departments in ensuring we have the necessary information before us. although there were many decisions on which we did not agree, i always found his decisions to be reasoned, there, and practical. importantly, mike always gave extensive reasons to the particular decision at hand. i cannot underscore this enough. parties come before the board of appeals when they are seeking resolutions. they want a fresh set of eyes, and mi
sex with a minor. tonight the officer's lawyer says the officer was essentially invited to use scare straight tactics and no objections to the lecture and the handcuffing. all was done in the effort to reach out to a young man. the names are being withheld to protect the names of the minors and prosecutors are looking at charging the officer with false imprisonment. this is a very rare case, and will be interesting to see just how the d.a. handles this. reporting live in san jose, alan wang, abc7 news. >> thanks, alan. >>> well, executions in california could begin again as early as next week for prisoners on san quentin's death row. a federal judge is considering lifting his ban on executions in the state. he heard arguments from both sides today, but some are questioning the timing of all this. lisa amin is live in burlingame with reaction from meg whitman. >> meg whitman talked about jobs, education and her apponent. she's accusing jerry brown of using the death penalty as a political pawn. the fate of death row inmate will be decided on the fifth floor of the federal courthouse i
. colleagues, do we have any questions? i do have just a couple of questions. i think for so many of us in this city, what happens at the mta is really critical, and probably, this is as important an appointment as they come. i am very happy to see that there was a public process that was followed in that the mayor considered a number of individuals, so i'm wondering if you could briefly speak to what you believe are the key issues facing the mta. as you know, there have been a number of efforts and one that will be on the ballot in november to reform the mta, and i'm wondering in your view with the key issues or critical issues facing that issue are? >> i think the main key issue is that the budget and revenue, i know that everyone is focused on restoring the service cuts, and a lot of those cuts have been restored. i think the restoration of the service cuts is happening in a strategic manner, and i think that the public needs to know that we do take the transportation seriously and that the board of supervisors, the mayor's office, everyone is focused on bringing the service up to a
. thank you very much for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. brent and laura are off this morning so is rob. ria taormina is here with the forecast. >> those warm temperatures are gone along with labor day. some crisp numbers in today. not quite as high. right now the mid 50s. 55 in san francisco. 57 oakland. 50 in san jose. just about the same it was this time yesterday. a bit warmer in the north bay. but as the day goes on, things will be changing. winds are not bad. a bit more breezy than this time yesterday. i'll have more coming up and more weather. >> thank you very much. >>> new this morning, it could cost you more to settle up to the bar, one bay area city san francisco supervisors are talking about charging you more for alcohol. bob redell is live in san francisco with a look at what that could mean for your next cocktail. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, kris. this is a proposed tax that could trickle down and make a night out on the town here in san francisco a bit more expensive for you, your date, your friends, whoever you are taking o
to us for review. commissioner dejesus: the action item would be approving it? commissioner chan: my understanding about policy is that usually the occ -- we let the public timon and see what what they see are the flaws. it is more like a hearing on the report. but if the occ needs time to review -- >> commander mahoney will most likely be back for the presentation so he can shed light on some of the issues. >> we were just going to be here to discuss the policy that you have in front of you. what you have been given is the policy we have in hand so we can entertain any discussion on changes, amendments, what ever. >> stop. i really believe that it is within our prerogative. i was not one that agreed to that. i thought it was proposed policy. it should be made clear to the public that it has not been approved by this commission. my understanding is that it was the same way we always do it, we meet and confer with the occ, the aclu or whatever. recommendations are made, and we decide what the policy is. maybe i'm wrong, but someone needs to correct me. >> that is right. we should foll
. that is the spirit that brings us together at the swearing in. that should be the spirit that focuses and unites all of us. that is about collaboration, coordination, partnership. not just the public and private partnerships. it is also the public partnerships. it is about getting people to work and reducing anxiety and stress, creating opportunity and building the future of this city by focusing on investing in people and place. i am very grateful that you all took the time to be here. i see you wait too many commissioners to even mention them. -- i see way to mano many commissioners to even mention them along with department heads. i want to thank all of those assembled, family members in particular, for taking the time to come down. we're making a number of new appointments. we are making some reappointment. one that i cannot hesitate to or should not -- john newland and i go way back. i somehow became the president of the commission, i still do not know how that happened. newland came in to replace a former director and took over the show down there. he was running things, dpt for some time. i g
for work to help us determine so that we can communicate with the public, and we're getting the onslaught of questions ebit. people now concern of what to do if they smelled gas. call 911? call the police department? call the neighborhood knows how to turn the gas off? that is a protocol that has been underscored in some of the early assertions that have come out. we are of the opinion that if you smell gas, you should call line 11 and let us have that anchor information, and we will direct appropriately. anyone to eliminate further on that? >> just with regards to our analysis, we have always had it been productive working relationship with pg&e, and we hope to continue that. it is only a brief in light of the circumstances and events of last night, that we did look at the city's infrastructure as it is related to utilities, the age of the system, the location of the system, and any liabilities they might be, and also, an appropriate time to review protocols related to gas leaks, how repairs are done, and redoubling our efforts are working as a team when we get on scene, and there's a re
diplomatic relations between the u.s. and japan. we had the privilege of being there is a couple of years back to celebrate the 50th anniversary. if you walk into the international room, you will see that the mayor from a sock and had not been enlarged robot celebrating the 50th anniversary. since then, 17 others have been established. this is number 18. we recently celebrated some significant milestones. 38th anniversary of our shanghai sister city. that was a significant moment, in terms of the relationship, again not just our two cities, but both countries. the first formal relations between the two countries were formed through that sister city bond. we had the opportunity to go to !bed alarm as our first trip bak there. we established a sister region between bangalore and the san francisco area. there was a delegation of leaders who went back there. obviously connected to china and asia. we felt like it needed to incorporate india. that brings us here, this 18th finding of a sister city that celebrates the contribution and connection between spain and the that it states, between the
patients if their resources being used to the south of them become overburdened. we have also offered mental health services, since this is, as you say.8' b besides the physical devastation, it can be emotionally devastating. we have offered to provide additional mental-health services and translation services, so i think the mutual aid went well last night. mayor newsom: we had a number of representatives from pg&e. i will get to you in a minute because i want to talk -- bring things closer to home in the end, but mark johnson is here. i appreciate you taking the time to get out here. perhaps you can give us an update an overview, and to the extent that i understand we all understand this investigation, what you know and what you can share. >> [inaudible] i want to extend my condolences and my sympathy to all of those families that were impacted. [inaudible] basically, what we know at this point, and i think many of you have heard from various media, that there was a rush of 830- inch steel gas main transmission line that appears to be the cause of the incident. we are in the
resources? but how do i use natural resources? how do i have a place that has an economic life? how do i create an environment that is socially fulfiling 40 people to participate through work or living there? at treasure island, one of the challenges we have had is to find the sweet spot between how big this island needs to be so that it can provide enough support, for example, for a grocery store? for a public transportation system? and yet, not so big that it overwhelms the public transportation system. through a lot of work, a lot of public process, a lot of environmental evaluation, the program has been designed to hold up to 800,000 homes, 500 hotel rooms, retail adaptive use, 300 acres of public parks. we start with a public transportation system which will include bus service to both the city and to the east bay, a ferry service to the points shown here on the map in front of what we call building one on treasure island, and from this multi modal transit hub, it takes you a round the island. this is a rendering of the new ferry key, where you will be at the entry point to tre
to follow us and talk to them as we bring them to the hall and lead them to the first station. you find they are humbling on both sides. humbling for me. it's a great opportunity to give the folks the respect they deserve and don't get enough of. >> these are the people we step over on the way to our jobs. i was thankful to the mayor. our jobs are about helping people. this is another way for us to give back to our community that treats us very well. i like the way they take you around to get you started. that's nice. they let you go and thoser the different things you need. >> are you with a program, now? >> i was a long time -- >> you want a job search? >> career planning [inaudible]. you are interested in getting into the trades? and that is where they will double check your trading skills you got and put you on a crew and you can do construction work or any kind of construction. >> okay. >> good. are you receiving food stamps? >> no. >> not medical or nothing. >> no. >> we got to get you hooked up. >> this the department of human searchss this is the benefit's section mu
ways. mike. [applause] -- zero ways. mike. >> thank you, and thank you, mayor newsom, for using our site for this announcement. we are pleased to be the city's partner in helping achieve the goals that the city sets forth. some of them have been rather exciting to try to accomplish, but it has been found, and we are going to ensure that this city isw6r;[ñhr the first to ace zero ways, and we are going to do it before 2020. there are a lot of exciting things going on, and we believe it is doable, and we are committed to making sure it happens. in the process, it has been pleasing for us to be able to put people to work doing a very necessary function. i want to introduce mimi chan, who came to us through the jobs now program and has been able to get to work doing something that we did not have the money to do before the programf5b gave us te work -- the money to do the work. >> i love this company. when i first started, i was really excited because i was working for a green company. when i leave, just about work. i bring my work home. i teach my kids about recycling, composting, and
.m.. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. the deal with that developing news we're talking about in the south bay where san jose police are on the scene of a fatal car accident. one person is dead and there are injuries. theresa garcia is live there in san jose with more. theresa? >> well, certainly this single car crash woke up enough people that a san jose dispatcher tells me they were receiving multiple calls of reports that they heard a loud crash, they heard an explosion, saw a fire and eventually when the san jose emergency responders got out here, take a look behind me, this is what they found. you've got an intersection completely shut off right now. it was just after 3 a.m. a white 2001 ford explorer driving south hit a pole, then possibly a tree and became completely ungulfed in fire. this happened at the intersection with o'grady drive. the emergency responders found an 18-year-old male passenger dead in the car. the 18-year-old male driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. the problem out here is we're getting mixed reports
be pressed into service. the new chamber is in what used to be the visitor center. the green gurney remains the same. it would be california's first execution in almost five years. >> we're following the regulations to the t. >> reporter: executions in california have been on hold since 2006 since judge furgole ruled that the the death penalty is cruel and unusual the punishment. >> we are preparing for an execution, we're preparing to facilitate one next week. >> reporter: the chamber room is much like a hospital area. the new facility has a relevant thetives area. before everyone was crowded into a room. >> it's night and day, much larger. >> reporter: in the drug infusion room, four tell fen lines have been enstall -- telephone lines have been installed. death penalty opponents sea it's a loss of money. whatever judge fugall rules, the other side surely will appeal. >>> if you're looking for more information about california's death are row go to ktvu.com. go to the slide show tab of our front page. >> police have released a sedge wanted for two separate attacks. the female victims des
our outback alys gets us there... ... sometimes it just tas us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> good evening. i'm dan. it is pay back time in bell, california. city leaders are now suspected felon corruption scandal that has rivetted the country. police arrested the mayor and 7 other city officials for bilking struggling taxpayers and sending salary into the stratosphere. >> this needless to say is corruption on steroids. >>reporter: l.a. county dribingt district attorney says his office has been quietly investigating the city of bell high salary since march. 8 arrest were made today. bizarre former city manager was arrested at his huntington beach home. his bail? 3.two million dollars. >> secretly set his open salary. he misappropriated substantial pay and benefits. by increasing each of them through a series of actions that no one approved of and few if anyone new about. >>reporter: 4 of the 5 current members of the city council for bell were charged and arrested for misappropriation of funds. they are those listed here and the mayor. >> council members were
already in the commute and so that's going to be a problem for people who normally use almaden expressway. the driver could face vehicular manslaughter but if alcohol was walk proud, walk tall. >> reporter: the attacker is being described as an african- american man in his 20s, about 5'10" to 6 feet tall with a medium build wearing dark clothing and he is armed and dangerous and at least one of these women attacks was getting out of her car on her way home. police say report anything suspicious and when you get inside your car lock your car. one officer showed me if you're walking to your car, you are alone put your knees in between the your knuckles. it's nice to have something sharp inside your hand in case you need it. reporting live from oakland, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time 7:04. today investigators may release a sketch of a suspect who attacked a female jogger on the south bay trail near personnel avenue just outside san jose the city limits around 7:45 last sunday morning. investigators say the suspect grabbed the victim, pushed her into a acrei duct and tried to
. >> do you know when she might be available? >> i don't. >> a receptionist told us there have been a lot of calls about the story. president son vacation. none of the other four has responded to a request for an interview. we why v.yet to receive a call from the sheriff's office. the marin sheriff's report says deputies drew tasers 87 times last year. in san francisco, they carry them in jails, rarely using them. the sheriff says they drew devices only 15 times. the sheriff's office is looking at statistics in it now. >> and there is a tragic crash and a terrifying scare happened when a small plane came screaming back to earth just barely missing an office building. the man who owned the plane air, victim is a 92-year-old who flew in world war ii. the plane that crashed is this model. a queen air. we take you through what happened tonight. >> i was talking with a friend who stopped by. he was a decorated world war ii hero saying bob is a character and a civic leader here, it's out tlchl the wreckage, underwater now. the national transportation safety board is going to come start the inve
the publ department of public health was not doing. you cannot tell us there is no money in the city. there is a lot of money in the city. we provide services to perhaps 100 people a year for as long as 10 years or however long they need it. the doctors and psychiatrists we use volunteer their time. we probably under-pay our staff. that is fine. they're very devoted to what they do. the cost per client, per year is $3,500. conversely, it costs $34,000 to incarcerate the same person in the san francisco county jail. unfortunately, when people in up in behavioral health court, that is what happens. they will only release people to programs. there are not enough beds in programs. people spend more money in jail because of the lack of facilities for people to go into this is not just true in the city. it is true nationally. i have some national statistics. this report was written in 2006. it says that 62% of every incarcerated population, 62% of people in jails, state prisons, federal prisons, and private facilities throughout the nation have a serious diagnosable mental illness. it is f
technology now in use around the city. updated at regular intervals from the comfort of their home or workplace. next bus uses satellite technology and advanced computer modeling to track buses and trains, estimating are bought stocks with a high degree of accuracy. the bus and train our arrival information can be accessed from your computer and even on your cellular phone or personal digital assistant. knowing their arrival time of the bus allows riders the choice of waiting for it or perhaps doing some shopping locally or getting a cup of coffee. it also gives a greater sense that they can count on you to get to their destination on time. the next bus our arrival information is also transmitted to bus shelters around the city equipped with the next bus sign. riders are updated strictly about arrival times. to make this information available, muni has tested push to talk buttons at trial shelters. rider when pushes the button, the text is displayed -- when a rider pushes the button. >> the success of these tests led to the expansion of the program to all stations on the light rail
the repair to get things back to normal, again. >> reporter: pg&e uses a device shown in this animation that has sensors to detect welds, and other imperfections. this pipe and others like it raise questions about how well it was made, and by whom. john pierre is chair of the civil engineering department at usc. >> a few days from germany. and one of the questions we may have dress is was it used in 1956 compatible with the kind of quality of steels we're using now? >> that is not an easy go answer. >> it's a major concern. but i want to withhold any opinion as to whether or not we need to rip open, you know, i don't know how many hundreds of miles of lines and replace them. until the ntsb comes back with a report. >> there is a coding to prevent corrosion. pg&e is also busy meeting with mayors and other officials about the pipes on its top 100 list this, is in san carlos that is 100 feet long, 24 inches in diameter. >> we're interested in more of the specifics. you know? what is the situation, and what are we going do about it? when? >> there is an aging infrastructure, we better do so
departments assigned here, so you will be getting a call from us. mayor newsom: animal welfare and patrol? you guys were sent out, and you have been helpful. thank you. if you could just let us know a little bit about what you have done. >> our apartment was on standby as early as 8:00 last night. we reached out to our counterparts in san mateo county, the peninsula humane society, and offered our assistance. this morning around 10:00, we got a request for help, and we sent two units with animal control officers to canvass the area in san bruno 4 lose rolling heads and/or assist in any way that we could. our officers are still in the field dealing with that right now. mayor newsom: anything from a medical examiner perspective? you avail yourself to your colleagues down there. >> [inaudible] resources that we could put on standby in case there were more fatalities than the san mateo coroner's office could handle. we put one investigator and one van on standby. we have been in contact with the san mateo county coroner's office. this time, they have not need the assistance from us, but we remain
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